For Chas Van Ooyen, the IMCA stock car title he earned at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour two weeks ago was a long time coming. The Appleton driver had come oh-so-close in past seasons at the third-mile clay oval at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds. Four years ago, the second-generation driver placed fourth in the final points. Van Ooyen posted third- and second-place finishes the past two years, respectively.
BUCHANAN - If there was a dirt track modified race anywhere in Wisconsin or the Midwest this summer, chances are TJ Smith was there. The 24-year-old former wrestler at 140 pounds for Menasha High School is closing in on racing an astounding 80 nights in his IMCA modified in 2017. Smith won the track title at Oshkosh Speedzone and also captured the IMCA state modified championship.
BUCHANAN - For the Figure-Eight drivers who compete weekly at Wisconsin International Raceway, this Friday night's annual Eve of Destruction event is like their Daytona 500. Not only do these wild-and-crazy drivers get to race for a payout that is three to four times what they compete for normally, these drivers who are well-versed in both left and right turns will race in front of 10,000 to 12,000 fans, well over double what they get for a weekly Thursday night race.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".